Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Ty Lord Named 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

ATLANTA (February 15) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Ty Lord has been selected as a member of the 2018 Class of Fellows to participate in the landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Ms. Lord will be the seventh fellow from the firm since the program’s inception.

“This is an outstanding honor for Ty,” said Henry Walker, Chair of Kilpatrick Townsend. “The firm’s commitment to and participation in the LCLD program is representative of our focus on leadership and personal development. We are very proud to have Ty representing the firm as she joins this select group of experienced attorneys dedicated to deepening the commitment of our profession to be open to individuals of diverse backgrounds.”

“Already recognized as high achievers within their own organizations, the Fellows will experience a year of multifaceted professional development,” said Robert Grey, President of LCLD. “Our Fellows program is unique in the nation, as it focuses on equipping participants with the advanced skills they need to play larger and more responsible roles in our Member organizations.”

Ms. Lord specializes in trademark and advertising counseling and litigation. She represents brand owners across a broad spectrum of industries including sports and intimate apparel, consumer products, and hospitality. Early in her career, Ms. Lord devoted part of her practice to prosecuting and litigating patents and, for a brief period, served as an assistant district attorney. She also served as interim in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 consumer products company. Ms. Lord leverages her diverse background to advance her clients’ business objectives.

She regularly partners with clients to develop practical and creative solutions to legal issues. Her approach to litigation has led to excellent results for clients in federal courts across the United States and in cancellation and opposition proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Lord also proactively advises clients on a variety of issues to minimize the risk of disputes while maximizing the visibility of clients’ brands, including trademark clearance and portfolio management and managing social media advertising campaigns and the intellectual property and right of publicity issues that accompany them.

Ms. Lord currently serves as the Deputy Chair of her firm’s Diversity Council and a member of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Steering Committee.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.

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